Local girl relentlessly bullied, now sharing her story to help others

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- A local teen's life changed dramatically in a millisecond, the time it took for a picture she sent on her phone to go through. That one mistake changed the course of her entire high school career.

"He was like, 'I love you, I'm not going to show anybody, I'll delete it after I see it,’" says Kenna Davis.

She sent her then high school boyfriend a risqué picture. "I sent it, he sent to his friends, half the student body soon had that picture. Every day I was getting picked on, made fun of, people throwing things at me."

Kenna says she couldn't focus in school, soon couldn't sleep, became very depressed and at some point, decided she just couldn't go on.

"I went a field near my parents' house. I had just had it, didn't want to exist anymore. I just happened to see a number for Boystown on my phone and called them. The voice on the other end of the line saved my life. She told me my life was worth more than I knew and to not give up," said Kenna.

Kenna is now an advocate for Boystown and speaks to schools about how devastating and painful bullying can be.

"I want to get the message out that, ‘No, you are not alone, because that's exactly how I felt. Each person has a purpose. I just want people to know that.’"

The Boystown hotline number is 1-800-448-3000.

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